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A contribution of one tenth, mandated in ancient Israel, and also sometimes levied by the church through its history. The term is also sometimes used for modern-day contributions to the church.

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Can Christians be guilty of “robbing” God like it says in Malachi 3?

God accuses the Israelites of "robbing" him by not tithing the full tenth according to the Levitical law. Can this also be true of believers today who are part of the new covenant and dead to the law? ...
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Are tithes allowed to be food items in the Mormon church?

I know that the Mormon church requires members to tithe regularly. Otherwise, their membership may be restricted, until they tithe. My question is, do members have to tithe in money? Are they allowed ...
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What is the history of offertories?

Many churches take up tithes and offerings in the middle of a service, and many have an offeratory or music during that time of the service. I'm curious as to the history of this practice. It seems it ...
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Did Jesus tell us that we should give a tenth to The Church and then give of the excess to the poor?

Matthew 23:23 KJV Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: ...
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Do we have to tithe our time as well?

Some preachers teach that Tithing does not only mean material things, but it also means giving 10% of your time as well. Some even say 10% of your everything, like your thoughts, your desires, your ...
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How does a Catholic church support itself without Tithe?

Usually, in Protestant churches, the church's income is mostly from tithes and then offerings, and secondarily from any outside sponsors the church may have. I am less informed how the Catholic church ...
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What happens when a Protestant doesn't tithe?

I heard in another question that some Protestants have to tithe. That is, they must give one-tenth of their salary, or more broadly, a specific amount or percentage. That seems a bit strange to me, ...
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What is the biblical basis for requiring that a pastor/preacher/teacher/etc be paid for their ministry?

What is the biblical basis for requiring a minister to be paid for their work? Put another way, what is the biblical basis for supporting the notion of a solely-vocational pastor? Note - I am NOT ...
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Do Catholics tithe?

This might seem like a silly question, but I am not a Catholic, and so I do not know the answer! Do Catholics tithe?
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How did Pascal reconcile his wager with 2 Corinthians 9:7 and Psalms 50?

I'm not asking about a justification or an attack on Pascal's Wager. I'm just curious how/if Blaise Pascal, being an intelligent and analytical fellow, reconciled his famous gambit with 2 Corinthians ...
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When did “tithing” come to mean “giving 10% of your gross income to the Church”?

I know the word "tithe" has "tenth" built into it, and so some Christians assume that every usage of the word "tithe" in Scripture is referring to "giving 10% of your gross income to the church." But ...
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When I feel my church offering is being misused [closed]

As a member of my church is it wrong for me to stop paying tithe and offering when I feel that it just gets into the pockets of greedy leaders in the church? I know am not to judge but what do I do ...
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What is the Evangelical view on tithing?

Do Evangelical (by which I mean, taking the Bible as the ultimate earthly source of authority) Christians believe giving 10% of your income is a law for Christians? Note: this question is related to ...
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Was tithing 10% required or encouraged by the early church?

I cannot find in the New Testament an obligation on Christians to tithe 10% of their income. Instead I read that it is up the individual to decide: 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV1984) Each man should ...
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Is tithing something necessary under the new covenant? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the Bible say about tithing? Before you answer please remember that tithing and giving are not the same thing.
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What do you tithe from? Why tithe income? [closed]

According to Scripture, we should pay tithe from increase from our land and cattle. I don't find anything about tithing monetary income, so why do you pay from income or salary? Also, if the income ...
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What does the Bible say about tithing?

Do we have to tithe? Why does God need us to tithe? What are the results of NOT tithing?